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michael linton to thank for that. michael is co-chair politics aside 2012 just like 2010 and he, of course, is a trustee so we're delighted to have him. he'll moderate tonight. and with him and i'll ask the panel to come forward. howard gordon and michael sheen. >> figs of all, thank you for being here this evening and thank you for being here on a friday night. i don't do this for a living so you're going to have to fill in in the middle. let's start off with we all know the wonderful shows and movies you've been involved with, many of which have overlapped with politics from "homeland," "the queen", so the first thing i'd like to ask -- i'd like to talk about the shows "homeland" and "the queen." where did those come from in the first place? >> "24" came from a basic idea, two writers. joel said it was an in the shower idea. i'm thinking about television and in television there are 22 or 24 episodes in a season, thinking about the number 24 and said could you do an entire series of television over the course of one day. and i was an executive at fox at the time and when he came in and sa
to pop music. >> she did not, but i used to sneak in the bathroom and listen to michael jackson or the popular songs of that time. to answer your question, there are a few people, two women, actually three. my mother was an incredible influence. i have told the story a lot, but it is an important one. i remember the first day of kindergarten. i am one of three in my family. i was probably the one most socially uncomfortable and most attached to my mother. and remember the first day clutching her skirt and not wanting to be left in a strange place with people i did not know. i remained like that until they started playing music. they took a softer music class. there was a woman thought was an angel. she had the most beautiful voice. i thought, i like this. from kindergarten through sixth grade, it was the course i was looking forward to at school. she noticed that and would sometimes give me a measure to sing. when i left that elementary school to go to junior high school, she became the music director at this jr. high school. she got me involved in all city chorus. she would com
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